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Re: goddammit

On 2/2/07, hendrik@topoi.pooq.com <hendrik@topoi.pooq.com> wrote:
On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 01:59:30PM +0100, Wim De Smet wrote:
> On 2/2/07, Incoming <s.clement@cashette.com> wrote:
> >Before anyone decides to engage in infantile gibberish, otherwise known as
> >rants or flames, don't waste my time.
> >
> Oh the irony!
> There are nicer ways to ask for help you know. Starting of by flaming
> people, then preemptively trying to make them refrain from flaming you
> isn't going to help much.

I didn't read any of it as a flame -- more like a scream of agony.

I read "this thing sucks, you need to be a systems engineer to be able
to use it". Sounds like a flame to me. But no matter.

> Anyway, some general pointers for the Debian newbie:
> 1) docs are in order of preference: man-pages,
> /usr/share/doc/<packagename>, info-pages, the config files themselves,
> the various debian docs (available on the website), google, this
> mailinglist (see google) and then everything else.

The trouble with Debian is that is is an old distro, and some of its
documentation has become seriously out-of-date.  If there was some way
of maintaining the documentation along with the code, that would be

I second that. The docs on the site are somewhat out of date. The
stuff in /usr/share/doc is usually up to date though, so is the
install guide.


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